I logged on with my dial-up and started Netscape 4.7. I tried to come to SDMB, but my browser performed an illegal operation. I hate it when that happens. I clicked “ok” and as expected, I got another “illegal operation” box. Once that happens, there is nothing to do but turn off the computer and reboot. Scandisc seemed to take a little longer than usual, but it started.
I have a Windows password. It’s only necessary when I think people might be in my apartment (maintenance people, etc.) but I always leave it on. Actually, I never learned how to turn it off.
So I typed in my password, and it said it’s invalid! There is no possibility that I mis-entered it. I tried it several times before I cancelled.
I tried using Gateway GoBack to revert my hard disc to about 15 minutes before the problem, but to no avail.
I went to Start|Settings|Control Panel|Passwords and got a box that offered me the choice of having all users being able to log on, or letting users set up Windows individually. (It’s set to the former.) There was no option to turn a password on or off.
I clicked on help and looked up Passwords. It provided a link that took me to the box I just described. No help.
Why doesn’t Windows recognize my password?
How do I fix it?